Original Shrine Category

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Zachary Larson • On July 10th, the yearly Schoenstatt International Leaders’ School began. The “Escuela de Jefes” forms young men as leaders and “protagonists” for the Church and society. Living near the Original Shrine for five weeks, these leaders from seven nations form a community in the shadow of the Shrine. This year, they are staying and working in the Covenant House (Bundesheim), where Father Kentenich himself prepared leaders for the Schoenstatt Movement.— Following in Fr. Kentenich’s footsteps During the thirty-three intense days of the Leaders’ School, theRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio • New Rector of the Original Shrine will be Fr. PABLO JAVIER POL. P. Pol is a Schoenstatt Father, comes from Argentina, was born in 1969 and was ordained a priest in 2000. In his priestly ministry he has always worked in the Schoenstatt Movement, especially with the youth, but also in the family work and with the Pilgrim MTA, mainly in Buenos Aires and San Isidro, Argentina. Since some months he is in Schoenstatt as general bursar of the Schoenstatt Fathers.— On theRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Mary Cole • The renovation and refurbishments of the Original Shrine has been long in the planning. Ten years ago Agathe Hug, a busy gynaecologist, felt the need to “visit” the Original Shrine via her computer, as is possible at other places of grace and pilgrimage, and so was born the idea to have a webcam in the Original Shrine. Since then she and her family have brought schoenstatt-tv into existence. At first it was controversial, but the various jubilees and other celebrations have proved its worth, andRead More
 ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto González • As of February 1st, the Original Shrine has re-opened, resuming all its activities as usual.— The interior restoration of the Original Shrine is finished and some stages are lacking on the exterior, because they could not be completed as planned due to the recent cold and snow. Our beloved shrine with its open doors and refurbished, bright interior, welcomed us back home on the eve of Candlemas.   All spiffed up During three weeks, the Blessed Mother and Jesus made a short pilgrimage throughout allRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Closed for renovation: From Wednesday, 9 January, the notification that can be seen on so many old buildings will apply to the Original Shrine, which is closed until 31 January. In these weeks when the youthful heart of the Church as a whole beats for the World Youth Day in Panama and the neighbouring countries. And the “heart” of Schoenstatt is closed for renovation.— In the coming three weeks technology will be installed in the Original Shrine for live TV broadcasts from the Original Shrine.Read More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer, Roberto Gonzalez • Just in front of the Original Shrine there is a beautiful pine tree. It will soon be the Holy Night. … The lights are already shining out … — The beautiful Colorado Spruce that used to grow behind the Original Shrine has grown too large and had to be felled. However, in the time of Christmas it will have an honourable task to fulfil, because it has become the Christmas tree of the Original. It is not quite as tall and imposing asRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE/CHILE, Pilar and Luis Jensen with editorial team • The time has come to face reality. The “Mary Queen of Work” Foundation from Chile has been the owner of the historic “Bundesheim” (Covenant House/ Federation House) since 1998. They are addressing the Schoenstatt Movement with a very sincere letter so that the Family will understand that they tried everything, and it was not successful. Therefore it is for this reason that the decision was made to put the Covenant House for sale, because in the years since 1998, despite manyRead More
Santuario Original 18.10.2018
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Javier Lucín • Experiencing the 18 October in Schoenstatt had a special connotation, since we had come from commemorating October 4th, the centenary of Josef Engling’s death and of traveling in his footsteps. Thanks to the Covenant of Love, Josef Engling reached such a spiritual level that he offered his life for the fruitfulness of the shrine.—   This day in Schoenstatt was experienced in a lively atmosphere and everyone prepared to welcome many pilgrims from allover. Everything began with a morning Mass, where the life of ourRead More

Posted On 12.11.2018In Original Shrine

A trip as a family

ORIGINAL SHRINE/SPAIN, Sonsoles Sastre and Carlos Sáinz de los Terreros • When we were invited to represent the Family Federation on the Commission that was going to organize a Spanish Family pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, at first, we thought that it would involve helping with the logistics of the trip for the Federation members who wanted to attend i.e. planes, lodging, and so forth. That is, we would work like a travel agency. The reality was far from it. Upon arriving at the first meeting, we saw the pilgrimage’s make-up encompassedRead More
SCHOENSTATT, Maricruz García Piñeres • Leading for Love is the name of this family leadership seminar for Schoenstatt couples, which my husband Andrés and I attended from 14-21 August in Schoenstatt. — We arrived at “Haus der Familie” on the Saturday, two days before the start of the seminar. From the first moment I felt welcome in this house. We excitedly took advantage of those first free days to get know the Original Shrine and the Family Shrine. It seemed incredible to me to kneel and to pray in thoseRead More